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Browns Eschew Big Names in Coaching Hire

Lonnie Timmons/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Rob Chudzinski is not the splash hire that many Browns fans — and probably the team's new owner — were hoping for.

He is considered an innovative offensive mind, and he certainly understands what those Browns fans want. A Toledo, Ohio, native, Chudzinski's first head-coaching gig on any level marks his third stint with the Browns organization.

Ten days into the official search and five days after first choice Chip Kelly decided to stay in his current gig at Oregon, new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and new CEO Joe Banner tabbed Chudzinski as their first head coach and the franchise's third since Chudzinski, then the offensive coordinator, left with head coach Romeo Crennel and the rest of the staff following a 4-12 season in 2008.

In addition, it...

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